Updated: Jan 21, 2022
If you want to learn more about many topics and issue related to elementary mathematics, you can sign up on a waitlist (linked below). You will be notified when the related webinar is scheduled.
Number talks ask students to use mental math to solve addition, subtraction, and multiplication problems without using pencil and paper. There are many number talk resources available from FiveMinuteMath for you to use in your classroom.
Yet having access to materials isn't the same as being comfortable using them with your students. To help, I'm offering free 30-minute webinars (via Zoom) in which I will demonstrate a live number talk (with you as a participant). After each demonstration, we'll peek behind the curtain and explore what you'll need to do to prepare for your own successful number talk.
If you would like to sign up for the waitlist for the next number talk webinar, please use the links below.
Duration: 30 minutes
Format: Zoom webinar
Intended audience: 2nd grade (TEKS 2.4B - add up to four two-digit numbers and subtract two-digit numbers using mental strategies and algorithms based on knowledge of place value and properties of operations)
Intended audience: 3rd grade (TEKS 3.4A - solve with fluency one-step and two-step problems involving addition and subtraction within 1,000 using strategies based on place value, properties of operations, and the relationship between addition and subtraction)
Intended audience: 3rd grade (TEKS 3.4G - use strategies and algorithms, including the standard algorithm, to multiply a two-digit number by a one-digit number. Strategies may include mental math, partial products, and the commutative, associative, and distributive properties)
Intended audience: 4th grade (TEKS 4.4D - use strategies and algorithms, including the standard algorithm, to multiply up to a four-digit number by a one-digit number and to multiply a two-digit number by a two-digit number. Strategies may include mental math, partial products, and the commutative, associative, and distributive properties)
Intended audience: 5th grade (TEKS 5.3E - solve for products of decimals to the hundredths, including situations involving money, using strategies based on place-value understandings, properties of operations, and the relationship to the multiplication of whole numbers)